The following jobs are posted here as a service to ACDA members. You may list jobs on this site by contacting Howard Meharg, providing a brief description of the position and who to contact for information. Provide an email address if you wish. Persons who provide the listing should also plan on notifying us when the job is filled or note on the listing when (the date) to pull it from our jobs page. The listing will be removed after six months automatically, unless notice is received advising otherwise.

Jobs posted are usually dated using the date they are placed on this page...not necessarily the date the job came available. While we try to keep this page current, we cannot guarantee that the jobs listed have not been filled. For official information, see the contact person as listed.

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  Portland, OR - First Christian Church - Director of Music and the Arts - See full job description and contact info HERE  
  Portland, OR - First Presbyterian Church - Children's Music Director. (Posted here 8-2-17) See job description and contact info HERE  
  Seattle, WA - First Baptist Church - (posted here 7-22-17) Choral Director---half-time position. See job description HERE. Job posting HERE for even more information.  

Puyallup, WA - (posted here 7/8/17) The First Presbyterian church in downtown Puyallup, WA is seeking a choir director.  The job will be from September to June 2018. For further information, please contact Peggy Burrough at or call 253-922-1642.

  Portland, OR - (posted here 7-7-17)

Seeking Associate Director of Music for Handbell Programs

First Unitarian Church of Portland seeks a dynamic person with a passion for teaching and a love of music to be its next Associate Director of Music for Handbell Programs.
First Unitarian Church of Portland houses one of the largest music ministries both in the Portland area and nationally within the Unitarian Universalist denomination. Of its nearly 300 volunteer musicians, almost 60 participate in one of the church’s 4 handbell ensembles, designed to welcome people of all ages and levels. Under the direct supervision of the Director of Music, the Associate Director of Music for Handbell Programs leads the church’s intergenerational handbell ensembles, promoting depth in worship, excellence in music, richness in learning, and strength in community. The successful candidate will be asked to submit to a background check before beginning work.
A full job description can be found at
First Unitarian Church of Portland is committed to doing its part to dismantle systemic racism, xenophobia, sexism, homophobia, and ableism. Women, People of Color, Indigenous Persons, LGBTQ Persons, Differently-Abled Persons, and Immigrants are encouraged to apply. The position will not be filled if the applicant pool lacks sufficient diversity. Applicants should identify with and affirm the fundamental beliefs of Unitarian Universalism, even if they do not identify as Unitarian Universalists themselves.
Resumes and letters of intent should be sent to DeReau Farrar at no later than August 1, 2017. Please include your preferred pronouns. DeReau's are he/his/him.
DeReau K. Farrar (he/him/his)
Director of Music
First Unitarian Church of Portland

  Seattle - Northwest Girlchoir - Prep Choir Teacher/Conductor - (posted here 6-23-17) Start date, September 1, 2017. See complete job description HERE.  
  Portland, OR - Music Director /Choral Director - Portland Peace Choir (posted here 6-17-17) Full job description HERE  
  Maple Valley, WA - Tahoma High School - .4 FTE choir position at Tahoma High School. Posted here 6-6-17. Two women's choirs. HERE for school district website and more information.  
  Milwaukie, OR - Music Director (posted here 5-24-17
Milwaukie Presbyterian Church – Milwaukie, OR
The Music Director coordinates and oversees creative musical expressions in the life and worship of the congregation, honoring both denominational and local church traditions. The Music Director coordinate rehearsals and leads volunteer musicians in worship. This includes conducting the chancel choir in Wednesday evening rehearsals and in Sunday morning worship as well as working with the pastor to plan and select music that encourages worship rather than performance.

Click here to see the full position description.

Hours: 15 per week, 10 months per year (mid-August through mid-June)
Salary: $13,200/year
How to Apply: Submit Letter of Interest and Resume to:
Application Process: Once the letter of interest and resume have been submitted, Personnel Committee will review and arrange interviews.
Timeline: This position will remain open until filled.

Seattle, WA - Faith Lutheran Church in Seattle, WA is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Music Ministries. Central to the life of our congregation is the community at worship. The Director of Music Ministries will lead and facilitate appropriate worship music experiences by engaging congregation and musicians alike. The Director of Music Ministries will work with Pastors, staff, and lay leadership in providing direction and content of music ministries in support of worship and other ministries.

For more information send a note to  
Job description HERE

  Seattle -First Baptist Church -Seattle, WA – (posted here 4-30-17) Seattle First Baptist Church – Baritone or Bass Choral Intern for 2017-2018 season, September - June.  Candidate must be currently enrolled student or recent graduate studying music privately.  Rehearsals Wednesdays 6:45-9:30 p.m.  and Services 10:15 – 12:15 Sundays.  Compensation: $4800. Excellent skills in vocal production,  sight-reading and vocal leadership of section required. Candidate should have a positive, supportive personality and want to learn about music leadership in a sacred setting. Position open until filled.  E-mail Vicky Thomas, for more information. (posted here4-28-2017)  
  Salem, OR Willamette University Director of Voice. (posted here 4-15-17) Job description and contact information HERE.  
  Olympia, WA - Reeves MS Choir. (Posted here 3-14-17) Now open for all candidates. Full-time middle school choirs. Amazing feeder system into Olympia HS with very supportive community and colleagues. Olympia is a warm and friendly community and the kids and families are a DREAM to work with! (Stacy Brown) More info HERE  

Portland, OR - : Director of the Marylhurst Women's Chorale (posted here 3/12/17) Marylhurst University

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The choral program at Marylhurst University seeks a part-time choral director to join our growing community, effective Fall 2017. The position involves directing the Marylhurst Women's’ Chorale, an SSAA ensemble made up primarily of first and second year music majors. The Women's’ Chorale is one of three choral ensembles at Marylhurst University, in addition to the Marylhurst Chamber Choir, a thirty-member auditioned ensemble, and Marylhurst Choral Union, a sixty-member community-student choir.

The Chorale rehearses M, W, and F during the school year from 11:30am-12:45pm on the historic and beautiful Marylhurst campus, seven miles south of Portland. Three major concerts per year - in December, March and June - are normally given, and other concert opportunities are possible. The director is responsible for programming, rehearsing and performing all repertoire, as well as hiring guest instrumentalists as budget allows.

We are looking for an inspiring, motivating and highly knowledgeable choral musician to lead and grow our women's’ choir. Enthusiasm, creativity and the ability to work as part of a student-centered team is a crucial factor, as is interest in student recruitment. A bachelor's degree in music is required. Prior experience in high school or undergraduate choral directing is highly desirable, as is a masters degree.

For consideration, please send via email your most recent curriculum vitae, a cover letter indicating your interest in the position, and the names and contact information of three references. Materials should be received no later than April 30th, 2017. Finalists will be invited to conduct the ensemble in May 2017, with a final decision made by June 1st.

Please send materials or questions to Dr. Justin Smith, Director of Choral Activities, at

  Portland - Portland Symphonic Choir is seeking a new Artistic Director. Full job description can be found HERE. (Posted here February 16, 2017)